What Brought You Here?
Maybe you, or someone you know, is experiencing gut issues, brain fog, or both, and this has you wondering: What can I do through diet and lifestyle to maintain optimal health and brain function throughout my life?
There are many reasons why our bodies can become inflamed, and gut issues are a major culprit. One common consequence is that our brains can begin to feel foggy. We often shrug it off as normal aging or we simply drink another cup of coffee, telling ourselves we will deal with it when life settles down.
But when our bodies shout out with gut issues, inflammation, or a symptom like brain fog, we need to listen and act on it. One of my mentors once said: "Take care of that feeling of dis-ease before it turns into disease." That space between noticing something is off and an actual diagnosis is where the functional medicine approach works best to identify root causes so that you can get off of that dysfunction path. And for prevention, the sooner we know about our potential Achilles heels, the better equipped we are to maintain our long-term health.
All chronic health conditions including cognitive dysfunction arise from a mix of genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors. Uncovering your specific vulnerabilities requires a comprehensive assessment and a highly tailored solution that actually fits with your life.
I am excited to work with you in partnership to find that personal solution!
MEDICAL NUTRITION THERAPY
Resilient Memory Functional Nutrition
FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE TRAINING
Institute for Functional Medicine
CERTIFIED NUTRITION SPECIALIST (CNS/LDN)
American Nutrition Association
MS, HUMAN NUTRITION & FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
University of Western States
San Francisco State University
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
RECODE 2.0 Certified
Dr. Dale Bredesen's program for optimizing cognition and reversing cognitive decline
Social support and care management for people with memory impairment
Neuroscience and immunology research
What Brought Me Here?
Seven years ago I walked out of a lecture hall knowing that what I'd heard would someday change the course of my career. At that time I was a co-founder of Memory Care Life, a San Francisco Bay Area nonprofit organization providing social support for people living with mild-to-moderate memory impairment. The care partners we supported in our program were like family. I will never forget their strength and unconditional love. When I heard for the first time in that lecture by Dr. Dale Bredesen that Alzheimer's disease was preventable and that a movement was underway that might spare the next generation from the scourge of this disease, I felt a deep sense of hope and renewed purpose. I wanted to know, how I can I help to bring about that change?
After some inquiry, I determined that my skills were best aligned with becoming a nutrition-focused functional medicine practitioner, where I could help people one-on-one with prevention and reversal of chronic health conditions including early stages of memory loss. In 2018, I decided to augment my education by becoming a licensed nutritionist and functional medicine practitioner specializing in gut and brain health.
Because of my varied education and work experience, I have a unique vantage point and a passion for delving into the unique and often complex health profiles of my patients. We will meet together via video conference or phone to review your history and symptoms, uncover root causes, resolve symptoms, and then design a solution that works with your life to optimize health over the long term.